Musicians impress at Coulsdon & Purley Festival

Musicians impress at Coulsdon & Purley Festival

18 March 2021

Mr John Hargreaves, Director of Music

The 77th Coulsdon & Purley Festival began on Friday 5 March with the Vocal and Strings classes on the first weekend, followed by Woodwind and Piano on 13 March, and a further Piano session on 20 March. The festival is, of course, virtual this year and all entries submitted in video form. It is wonderful to be part of this local festival again. Woldingham students have enjoyed previous successes in the Coulsdon & Purley Festival with Amaris and our piano trios.

I am delighted to announce the following results for Woldingham students this year:


Solo song (11-13)

1st - Keira, Year 9: The Birds Lament (Richard Rodney Bennett)

2nd - Alex, Year 9: Chanson D’amour (Gabriel Fauré)

Show song (13-15)

1st – Alex, Year 9: Part of your world (Alan Menken, from The Little Mermaid)

2nd – Keira, Year 9: When she loved me (Randy Newman, from Toy Story 2)

Solo song (13-15)

3rd – Iona, Year 10: The Owls (Karl Jenkins)

British song (13-18)

1st - Emily G, Upper Sixth: Cradle Song (Britten)

Lieder (14-18)

1st – Alexia, Year 11: Der Nussbaum (Robert Schumann)

Show song (16-18)

1st – Alexia, Year 11: How could I ever know (Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman, from The Secret Garden)



Sonata Class (14-16)

1st – Isabel, Year 10: Sonata in D Minor, Op.31 No. 2 “Tempest” - 3rd movement (Ludwig van Beethoven)

Intermediate Recital Class (14-16)

1st – Isabel, Year 10: English Suite No. 2 in A Minor – Prelude (Johann Sebastian Bach) & Sonata in D minor, Op.31 No. 2 “Tempest”- 1st movement (Ludwig van Beethoven)

20th Century Composer Class

1st – Clemmie, Year 9: Voile (Debussy)

Congratulations to all our musicians. We hope to have more good news from the piano session this weekend.

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